‘It’s painful to lose’ – Oriol Segura on Angkor Tiger’s first defeat

មាស សុផាណារ៉ុង March 17, 2020


Phnom Penh៖ Angkor Tiger suffered their first defeat of the season after they were beaten 1-0 by Phnom Penh Crown at the Smart RSN Stadium on Sunday.

Paulo Victor scored the only goal of the match to hand the home side all three points and end Angkor Tiger’s unbeaten run in a thrilling Metfone Cambodian League encounter.

Oriol Segura admitted that it’s painful to lose as the Siem Reap side fought hard and created a number of good chances, but failed to capitalize on their chances.

Oriol Segura told camsports.org: “I’ve been coaching for a vibrant game at the Smart RSN Stadium, and it’s absolutely a good level for Cambodian League. That’s what I expect to see and to be in any game.

“We were beaten in that game, but it’s the real football. It was nice, but it’s painful to lose. We will react not counting defeats, but counting victories.

“With my team performance, we can see that every game against big team in the league we have our chances. Congrats to the Red Singha. We created our chances and worked our pace, so it is just a consequence to improve.”

Yudai Ogawa was sent off after headbutting Andres Nieto in the stoppage time, and Oriol Segura explained the Japanese midfielder’s reaction due to two reasons.

“Yudai reacted that due to two reasons: first Phnom Penh Crown player’s tackle on him is so strong and secondly because of the ambition to win,” added the Angkor Tiger coach.

“He mistook, and now he will have his consequence – that’s all. Whether he is a good player or a good boy, we don’t need to make extra criticism. I think the rest of the team handled the rest of the game very well.”


By: Sophak Huy